Category Archives: Television

Apple Announces Premiere Date For Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories” 

Apple TV+’s highly anticipated original series, executive produced by visionary, award-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg, will make its global debut on Friday, March 6, exclusively on Apple TV+.

A reimagining of the original anthology series, each episode of “Amazing Stories” will transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers.

Talent from additional episodes includes Dylan O’Brien (“Maze Runner,” “Teen Wolf”), Victoria Pedretti (“You”), Josh Holloway (“Lost,” “Yellowstone”), Sasha Alexander (“Rizzoli & Isles,” “Shameless”) and in his final role before passing away last October, Robert Forster.

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After Life Season 2 Returns To Netflix April 24, 2020 

Set in the small fictitious town of Tambury, After Life the comedy-drama series follows Tony (Ricky Gervais), a writer for the local newspaper whose life is upended after his wife dies from cancer.

In season 2, whilst still struggling with immense grief for his wife, we see Tony try to become a better friend to those around him. Each grappling with their own problems and only to be intensified by the looming threat of the local newspaper being shut down.

Will the town’s local Am-Dram show lift everyone’s spirits?

After Life is a Netflix original series from Derek Productions. The six-part series is created, written and directed by Ricky Gervais. Charlie Hanson is a producer and Ricky Gervais and Duncan Hayes are executive producers.

Alongside Ricky Gervais, returning cast includes: Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey, Doctor Who), David Bradley (The Harry Potter series, Game of Thrones),  Ashley Jensen (Extras), Tom Basden (Plebs, David Brent: Life On The Road), Tony Way (Edge of Tomorrow), David Earl( Cemetery Junction, Derek), Joe Wilkinson (Him and Her), Kerry Godliman (Derek), Mandeep Dhillon, Jo Hartley, Roisin Conaty and Diane Morgan (David Brent: Life On The Road), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Eastenders). Also joined by: Peter Egan (Downton Abbey), Ethan Lawrence (Bad Education) and Bill Ward (Coronation Street, Emmerdale).

After Life Season 2 returns to Netflix on April 24, 2020.

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Stranger Things Season 4: From Russia With Love…

Today Netflix confirmed that production on Stranger Things season 4 has begun and a familiar face is returning.

“We’re excited to officially confirm that production on Stranger Things 4 is now underway — and  even more excited to announce the return of Hopper! Although it’s not all good news for our “American”; he is imprisoned far from home in the snowy wasteland of Kamchatka, where he will face dangers both human…and other. Meanwhile, back in the states, a  new horror is beginning to surface, something long buried, something that connects everything….

Season 4 is shaping up to be the biggest and most frightening season yet, and we cannot wait for  everyone to see more. In the meantime — pray for the American.”

From Russia With Love,

The Duffer Brothers

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Watchmen: An HBO Limited Series Out On Blu-ray June 2, 2020

Fans can dive even further into the alternate world that has captivated audiences since its debut when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Watchmen: An HBO Limited Series on Blu-ray ($44.98 SRP US/ $49.99 SRP Canada) and DVD ($39.99 US SRP US / $44.98 SRP Canada) June 2, 2020. Featuring all nine riveting one-hour episodes – plus over 90 minutes of bonus content, including two never-before-seen special features exclusive to the Blu-ray and DVD. Created for television and executive produced by Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers), Watchmen drew 1.5 million Viewers in its series premiere, becoming the second-highest rated HBO original series debut of the past three years, only behind Big Little Lies. The show is also currently “certified fresh” with a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own. Watchmen reunites Lindelof with Academy and Emmy Award-winning actress Regina King (The Leftovers, Southland, If Beale Street Could Talk) leading the cast as Angela Abar/Sister Night. The series also stars Emmy Award winner Jean Smart (Legion, Dirty John), Don Johnson (Miami Vice), Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Leaves of Grass), Hong Chau (Homecoming), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman), Andrew Howard (Bates Motel), Jacob Ming-Trent (Ray Donovan), Tom Mison (Sleepy Hollow), Sara Vickers (The Crown) and Dylan Schombing (Sharp Objects), with Academy Award winner Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman), and Academy, Emmy® and Tony Award winning actor Jeremy Irons (The Lion King, Reversal of Fortune).

Produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, the series was created for television by Lindelof based on characters co-created for DC by Dave Gibbons.  The series is executive produced by Lindelof, Tom Spezialy, Nicole Kassell, Stephen Williams and Joseph E. Iberti. 

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Emilio Estevez Laces Up His Skates Again As Coach Bombay In Disney+ Original Series ‘The Mighty Ducks’

Emilio Estevez is reprising his iconic role as beloved Coach Gordon Bombay in the new Disney+ original series “The Mighty Ducks.” Based on the ‘90s hit franchise, the 10-episode series will premiere later this year on the streaming service.  In addition to starring, Estevez will serve as an executive producer.

“Once a Duck, always a Duck!,” said Emilio Estevez, “and after 25 years, I am delighted to lace up my skates, put on Coach Bombay’s jacket and return to play the iconic character for this new chapter in ‘The Mighty Ducks’ franchise.  Likewise, I am thrilled to return to my old stomping grounds with my friends at Disney and Steve Brill, the original creator of the franchise, to join them on their exciting new platform, Disney+. 

“It was an easy decision to bring back the Quack Attack with a modern and fresh twist,” said Agnes Chu, senior vice president, Content, Disney+. “For a generation, ‘The Mighty Ducks’ stood for teamwork, friendship, and heart and we’re excited to see the Ducks fly together once again and bring the franchise to new audiences around the world.  We are thrilled to have Emilio Estevez reprising his iconic role.”

Estevez will join previously announced series regulars Lauren Graham and Brady Noon. Also joining the cast are Swayam Bhatia, Taegen Burns, Julee Cerda, Bella Higginbotham, Luke Islam, Kiefer O’Reilly, Maxwell Simkins and De’Jon Watts.

In present day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan (Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom Alex (Graham) set out to build their own ragtag team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of competitive youth sports. With the help of Gordon Bombay (Estevez), they discover the joys of playing just for the love of the game.

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New Batman: The Animated Series Tie-In Comic From Producers Coming To DC In April

Entertainment Weekly has exclusively learned that DC Comics is launching a new six-issue miniseries called Batman: The Adventures Continue in April. Set in the world of the beloved show, the digital-first series is written by the show’s producers Paul Dini and Alan Burnett and illustrated by Ty Templeton, who worked on the show’s old tie-in comic series Batman Adventures.

For many people, the Emmy-award winning Batman: The Animated Series is the definitive adaptation of the Dark Knight. Over the course of 85 episodes, Dini, Burnett, and Bruce Timm produced mature and emotional stories that not only streamlined the Caped Crusader’s mythology but also introduced new elements into it that eventually made their way to the pages of DC Comics, like Harley Quinn and Renee Montoya, who are both featured in the new live-action film Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). Not only that, but the show also birthed several movies, a popular video game franchise (the Arkham Asylum games), and an entire shared universe that included shows like Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League, and several more.

Batman: The Adventure Continues — which features a cover by Dave Johnson and a variant cover by Dan Mora — hits shelves May 6, 2020. Digital-first chapters will be released in April.

Read more HERE.

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Watch The Trailer For Pete Davidson’s Netflix Comedy Special Alive From New York 

Netflix has announced that Pete Davidson’s (SNL) first Netflix original comedy special, Pete Davidson: Alive From New York, is set to debut on February 25.

Comedian Pete Davidson is known for his unfiltered anecdotes, and he’s giving the audience more than what they asked for in his first Netflix original comedy special, Alive From New York. The special was filmed at the Gramercy Theatre in New York.

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Lauren Graham Has Been Cast In The Lead Role In The New Disney+ Series The Mighty Ducks

Lauren Graham has been cast in the lead role in the new Disney+ series “The Mighty Ducks.”  Graham will star as Alex and Brady Noon is set to portray her son, Evan.  Based on the ‘90s hit franchise, the 10-episode original series begins production this month in Vancouver and will premiere later this year on the streaming service.  Graham is also a co-executive producer on the series.

In present day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan (Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom Alex (Graham) set out to build their own ragtag team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of competitive youth sports. 

Lauren Graham is an award-winning actress, producer, and New York Times best-selling author, widely known for her work on the critically acclaimed television shows “Parenthood” and “Gilmore Girls.”  For her performance as Lorelai Gilmore on “Gilmore Girls,” Graham was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series, and two Television Critics Association Awards for Individual Achievement in both Drama and Comedy.  Graham also appeared on all six seasons of NBC’s “Parenthood” as Sarah Braverman and she reprised her beloved Lorelai Gilmore role in “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” on Netflix in 2016. She most recently appeared in the acclaimed HBO comedy “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and voiced the character Oxana Hauntley in the Disney Junior animated series “Vampirina.”  She can currently be seen in the new hit NBC drama series “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” which premiered in January.  Other feature film credits include “Max,” “Flash of Genius,” “Evan Almighty,” “Because I Said So,” “Bad Santa,” “Nightwatch” and “One True Thing.”  Graham’s debut novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe quickly became a bestseller in 2013 and was adapted as a television series.  Graham is repped by Eddy Yablans at ICM Partners and John Carrabino Management.

Noon recently starred in “Good Boys,” which opened #1 at the box office in August and had the biggest opening for an original comedy in 2019.  Noon got his acting start alternating the role of Tommy Darmody on four seasons of “Boardwalk Empire” with his twin brother, Conner.  He will next be seen in the comedy “Marry Me” opposite Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson.  Noon is with The Gersh Agency and Marilyn Zitner Management. 

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Locke & Key Comic Creators Discuss The Changes From Book To Screen

This past weekend, season 1 of Locke & Key premiered exclusively on Netflix. But the story of the Locke family and their house full of magical keys did not begin life as a TV show; a few years ago, it was still just a comic series by writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. 

Originally published in six volumes from 2008-2013, Locke & Key was a magically engaging comic series that invoked classic fantasy stories like Sandman and The Chronicles of Narnia while still coming up with fresh ideas. It has often made a great recommendation for people interested in comics.

The TV show version of Locke & Key very much represents the characters and themes of the comic series, but also changes up some details in the adaptation process. Entertainment Weekly caught up with Hill and Rodriguez to discuss the show, its relation to the comic, and the origins of Keyhouse. Read the interview HERE.

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Sid And Marty Krofft Hollywood Walk of Fame Funko Exclusives

Come celebrate Sid and Marty Krofft at the Funko Hollywood store! Sid and Marty Krofft are receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame right in front of Funko Hollywood! Following the star ceremony, Funko will be holding an in-store signing featuring two exclusive Pops! for the event.

Where is it?

Funko Hollywood Store 6201 Hollywood Blvd #100, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Please note that the normal entrance for the store will be inaccessible due to the star ceremony. The temporary entrance for the store will be located at the double doors to the right of the main entrance by the Saturday Morning Cartoons set (closest to the parking entrance and Pep Boys) while the Star Ceremony is set up.

When is it?

Thursday, February 13th

11:00am the Funko Hollywood store opens and you can purchase exclusives

11:30am-12:15pm Walk of Fame Star Ceremony

1:00pm Line up for the signing

1:30pm – 2:15pm In-store signing

Are there exclusives?

Yes! There are two exclusives available for purchase for this event. Gold HR PufnStuf Pop! and a Gold Sleestak Pop! Exclusives are limited to one of each exclusive per guest.

Can I line up for exclusives?

The first 50 people to purchase both exclusives will receive a wristband that guarantees their spot for the signing. You may purchase exclusives when the store opens at 11am. You may line up for the signing at 1pm.

What can I get signed?

You can get one or both exclusives signed, but Sid and Marty Krofft’s time is very limited so you are not able to bring outside items to be signed.

What if you run out of exclusives?

Who is signing?

Sid and Marty Krofft!

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